Palazzina Liberty

Palazzina Liberty, Venafro: Address, Palazzina Liberty Reviews: 4/5

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Rinaldo P
Venafro, Italy12 contributions
Nicely restored
Oct 2017 • Solo
Originally, a hydroelectric power station, its liberty architectural style distinguishes it from all other hydroelectric power stations of the early 20th century. Also known as “Art Nouveau”, the liberty style or “stile floreale” in Italian, originated in Paris at the Maison de l'Art Nouveau (House of New Art).

The original exhibition, among many artists, featured artwork made by New Yorker Louis Comfort Tiffany, resembling one of many ties linking Paris to New York, like the Statue of Liberty (La Liberté éclairant le monde) for instance. Venafro actively participates to this legacy hosting the WWII French military shrine as well.

In fact, the Liberty Building hydroelectric power station in Venafro is once again a clear reference to New York, whereas Nikola Tesla, for the first time in history, was able to harness the power of the Niagara Falls, turning it into electricity.

Finally, also the new yellowish color chosen for the outside building is very appropriate, especially for those who may remember it gray and shabby, before the restoration works. In fact, given Venafro’s rustic nature, that yellow reminds of the color of crops, especially wheat.

The only detail missing, for those who may remember it from a few decades ago, is the presence of swans in the pond right in front of the Liberty building.
Written 16 October 2017
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